Sugar – is it all bad?

Sugar has had a lot of bad press in recent years, and for good reason. As human beings we are designed only to tolerate very small amounts of sugar at any 1 time – 1-2 tsp max. Any more than this can cause our blood sugar levels to rise, which can deeply affect our metabolism…

Spicy Red Cabbage and Potato Stir Fry

I made this recipe for a potluck gathering at my house with some of the lovely people I’ve met on my Naturopathic Nutrition course. A potluck is a communal meal where everybody brings a dish – they are a great way to host a simple dinner party without the pressure or costs landing on one person,…

Squash, Lentil and Sweet Potato Bake

There are some beautiful types of squash available at this time of year. Autumn and winter bring squash with harder skins and well-developed sweet and nutty flavours as a consequence of the late summer sunshine. Their hard skins mean they keep well too so don’t be afraid to stock up – they can be used…

Stay Healthy this Autumn

As winter approaches and the cold, long nights creep in, it’s natural to feel lower in mood and energy. Autumn and winter were traditionally seasons of hibernation and restoration, yet modern society often expects us to act the opposite at this time of year – most companies are busier than ever planning for the next…